Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kimberly R. Kellison, Interim Chair Tidwell Bible Building, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76798 | 254-710-2667

George Gawrych

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George Gawrych
Professor of History

Office: Tidwell 217 (hours)
Phone: (254) 710-7832

Professor of History


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980


Modern Middle East, Islamic World, Late Ottoman Empire, and Modern Military History

Select Publications:

The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey. London: I. B. Tauris, 2013.

Semseddin Sami, Women, and Social Conscience in the Late Ottoman Empire, Middle Eastern Studies 46 (January 2010), 97-115.

"Istiklal Harbi'nde Bir Askeri Onder Olarak Atatürk (Atatürk as a Military Leader in the War of Independence)," in Asker ve Devlet Adami Atatürk Paneli (Ankara: Genelkurmay Askeri Tarih ve Stratejik Etut Baskanligi Yayinlari, 2009), pp. 3-8.

The Crescent and the Eagle: Ottoman Rule, Islam and the Albanians, 1874–1913. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006.

Co-author with Robert F. Baumann and Walter E. Kretchik, Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia. Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2004.

"T. E. Lawrence and the Art of War in the Twenty-First Century" in The Waking Dream of T. E. Lawrence: Essays on His Life, Literature, and Legacy, edited by Charles M. Stang (New York: Palgrave, 2002): 161–78.

The Albatross of Decisive Victory: War and Policy between Egypt and Israel in the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Why I Came to Baylor:

"Three reasons explain my coming to Baylor University. First, I wanted to return to university teaching after having taught at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for 19 years, including one year as a visiting professor at West Point. Second, Baylor expressed its committment to providing time and resources for serious research. Third, I was attracted to the Christian environment."